Community vows to continue protests at Hoërskool Overvaal

Community vows to continue protests at Hoërskool Overvaal

The Overvaal Transformation Committee and parents of pupils in Falcon Ridge have vowed to continue protesting outside Hoërskool Overvaal.

Hoerskool Overvaal
Gaopalelwe Phalaetsile

A small group picketed outside the school on Friday.

Protests have continued outside the school every Friday since the North Gauteng High Court ruled in favour of the school stating it does not have the capacity to enrol 55 English-speaking pupils. 

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Overvaal Transformation Committee chairperson, Tlhoriso Mofokeng says the school has failed to respond to their demands. 

"The school never responded to our memorandum. Only the Department of Education responded and we are still going to engage with them on that. After the march last month we had the South African Council of Churches tried to mediate between us and the school. They tried to engage the school through the Dutch Reformed Church and the SGB agreed to the invite by the church, but never showed to all the meetings. To us it shows us that the school is reluctant and are still displaying racial discrimination," says Mofokeng. 

The matter is heading to the constitutional court. 

Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi has vowed to appeal the judgement of the High Court.

Mofokeng says they are still waiting for a date. 

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